Spotlight: Breaking Medicine(s) Color Barrier

Breaking Medicine’s Color Barrier >By Cate Lineberry | June 21, 2013, 10:36 pm | Opinionator | Re-port June 22, 2012 | On Jan. 7, 1863, just six days after the Emancipation Proclamation authorized African-American men to serve in the Union Army and Navy, Dr. Alexander T. Augusta, a freeman born in Norfolk, Oblate Sisters of Providence Archives, Baltimore Alexander T. Augusta Va., wrote to President Lincoln requesting to serve as […]

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Spotlight: Senate Democrats running for re-election firm up health-care support

Senate Democrats running for re-election firm up health-care support  >By Bill Barrow | Associated Press | Published: June 15, 2013 – 08:45 PM| Re-port: June 22, 2013 | Akron Beacon Journal Online |  ATLANTA: Far from reversing course, Senate Democrats who backed President Barack Obama’s health-care law and now face re-election in GOP-leaning states are firming up their support for the overhaul even as Republican criticism intensifies. Mark Begich of Alaska, […]

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Spotlight: Supreme Court Strikes Down Government(s) Anti-Prostitution Mandate As First Amendment Violation

Supreme Court Strikes Down Government’s Anti-Prostitution Mandate As First Amendment Violation >By Nicole Flatow on Jun 20, 2013 at 3:00 pm | Think Progress | Under a law signed by President George W. Bush, organizations that receive federal funding for HIV and AIDS prevention were required to openly oppose both prostitution and sex trafficking — a mandate that put organizations who often deal precisely with those populations in a particularly […]

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Spotlight: Illinois GOP official resigns after calling former Miss America ‘street walker’

Illinois GOP official resigns after calling former Miss America ‘street walker’ >By Rick Pearson Clout Street |3:14 p.m. CDT, June 20, 2013 |   A Downstate Illinois GOP county chairman resigned today after likening former Miss America Erika Harold, who’s challenging a sitting Republican congressman in next year’s primary election, to a “street walker” whose “pimps” were Democrats and moderate Republicans. While reigning Miss America in 2003, Erika Harold speaks […]

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Spotlight Breaking: Full House committee transcripts shed new light on genesis of IRS targeting

Breaking: Full House committee transcripts shed new light on genesis of IRS targeting >By Greg Sargent, Updated: June 18, 2013 | WP The Plum Line | Democrats on the House Oversight Committee have just released a full transcript of testimony from a key witness in the investigation of IRS targeting of conservatives — and it appears to confirm that the initial targeting did originate with a low-level employee in the […]

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